Rural Broadband Task Force will meet September 13
The Rural Broadband Task Force will meet on Tuesday, September 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Nebraska Public Media, 1800 N Street, N 33rd St., Lincoln in the Board Room.
Governor Ricketts Appoints Two New Members, Reappoints 5 Members
Governor Ricketts has appointed Gwen A. Kautz from Dawson Public Power and Andrew Whitney from Bryan Telemedicine as members of the Rural Broadband Task Force. He has also reappointed Andrew Buker, Ron Cone, Zachary Hunnicutt, Tom Shoemaker, and Dan Spray.
Rural Broadband Task Force Approves 2021 Report
On Oct. 18, 2021, the Rural Broadband Task Force approved the 2021 report presenting their findings and recommendations.
Why Is Rural Broadband Important to Communities and Nebraska’s Economy?
Rural broadband availability and adoption are associated with:
- Attraction and retention of millennials
- Greater economic growth
- Attraction of new firms
- Higher household incomes
- Small business growth
Check out our broadband infographic (PDF) to learn more about rural broadband in Nebraska.